The speakers of the Lithuanian and Latvian parliaments will celebrate the Balts' Unity Day in the Lithuanian seaside resort of Palanga on Saturday.
Saulė battle by A Kriuka

Viktoras Pranckietis and Inara Murniecė, as well as members of groups for Interparliamentary relations from the two neighboring countries, will join a festive procession and attend the opening of the festival near the town's wooden pier.

The opening ceremony will include the hoisting of the Lithuanian and Latvian flags and greeting speeches by the two parliamentary speakers, the Lithuanian Seimas said.

Pranckietis and Murniecė are also scheduled to visit a fair and an international exhibition, as well as to award the winners of a "brain battle" between Lithuanian and Latvian schoolchildren.

Lithuanians and Latvians celebrate the Balts' Unity Day to commemorate the defeat of the Livonian Brothers of the Sword in the Battle of Saulė on September 22, 1236.

Lithuanian and Latvian cities and towns have taken turns to host the celebrations after the parliaments of the two countries designated September 22 as the Balts' Unity Day in 2000.

BNS
It is prohibited to copy and republish the text of this publication without a written permission from UAB „BNS“.
Leave a comment
or for anonymous commenting click here
By posting, you agree to terms
Read comments Read comments

Lithuanian formin to attend Balts Awards ceremony in Riga

Lithuanian Foreign Minister Linas Linkevičius is leaving for Latvia on Wednesday to attend the...

The annual high-level security and defence forum – The Rīga Conference 2018

On 28 and 29th September the National Library of Latvia in Riga will host the annual high-level...

Technical scenario for Baltic grid synchronization approved in Brussels (Updated)

The project for the synchronization of the Baltic power grids with the Continental European system...

Lithuanian transport minister calls Latvia's claims over Renge 'a stab in the back'

Lithuanian Transport Minister Rokas Masiulis says that Latvians' demand that Lietuvos...

Lithuania, Latvia holding talks on ambulance services in border areas

Lithuania and Latvia are holding talks on the provision of ambulance services in border areas.